Hotel Reserve: Spy Thriller Starring James Mason

The young James Mason makes a strong impression in the spy thriller “Hotel reserve,” based on the Eric Ambler novel, “Epitaph for a Spy.”

Set just before WWII, the tale, co-directed by Lance Comfort and Mutz Greenbaum, centers on a medical student on the Riviera, a refugee from Austria who’s a photographer of wildlife

When the film he shot proves to contain secret installations, he must prove that he is not a German spy or be deported. Assisted by the police and a young woman, he must clear his name and find the real spy.

Running time: 79 minutes